Sep 24 2009

SHELBY STATEMENT ON DRAFT TANKER REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding the Air Force’s draft request for proposal (RFP) for the aerial refueling tanker competition:

“After initial review, the Air Force has made the fair and just determination to not include provisions that would irresponsibly penalize one competitor based on unfounded results of an interim World Trade Organization report.  This is the right decision.  While the overview reiterated the Air Force and Department of Defense’s commitment to not utilize a lowest-price, technically acceptable acquisition process, the devil is in the details.  I look forward to further examining the full draft RFP to ensure that it provides a level playing field for the competitors and the best capability for the warfighter.”